Dear Friends and Family,
It is amazing how life moves forward. Time passes yet it seems like yesterday Sam Robb succumbed to bone cancer that ultimately ravaged his lungs on June 25, three years ago at Emory Hospital.
What is really amazing…we have collectively managed to raise over $179,000 in very difficult times for the Sam Robb Fund, a fund with CURE Childhood Cancer, a pediatric cancer organization near and dear to our hearts. With this money, we have been able to underwrite the training of two pediatric research fellows, Dr. Tanya Watt and Dr. Nicole Schlesinger, through CURE with the specific purpose of ameliorating childhood cancer. Whether you worked at a run, attended an event, gave a donation from the heart or helped our cause in some other way, you played a big part.
As we often reflect, every time we drive by Children’s Healthcare Of Atlanta’s (CHOA) Scottish Rite medical complex, remember there are 10-30 children and teens in the Aflac Cancer Center…and due to the effort and generosity of people like you…75% of these kids will make it!
Just imagine, you’re a young parent confronted with this terrible, unfair diagnosis…what do you do and how do you manage through it?
Hope…is the answer and that comes from great medical people and the hope that the odds are improving.
Please continue to help us provide hope…and answers that can only be addressed by the unselfish doctors who invest long hours at modest pay to search for cures.
As we conclude the 2010 campaign¸ please do what you can to help us maintain the tradition of underwriting a research fellow to preserve Sam’s spirit and also give us a fightin’ chance of finding a cure.
We have reached June 25, marking three years. Please consider helping us build hope for the families whose children are still fightin’ against cancer.
1. As a friend of Sam…share Sam’s story with three people so they may join us in our efforts to provide hope…share these websites with others: www.samrobb.com and www.curechildhoodcancer.org
2. Join us for an event…
a. The First Sam Robb Memorial Beach 5K Fun Run on Friday, July 2, 2010 in Ocean City – click here for more information and to register for this event.
b. Please join us for a reception to Meet the Sam Robb Research Fellow, Dr. Nicole Schlesinger on Saturday, September 11, 2010. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Click here to read more about Dr. Schlesinger.
c. The Sam Robb Memorial Golf Tournament on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at the Legacy on Lanier Golf Club. Click here for details on this event.
3. We love to hear from you, Sam’s friends. Remembering Sam warms our hearts. Share your story here.
As life moves forward, we are hit with the reality that Sam is not here on earth any longer, but we will not let him ever be forgotten…through the effort and generosity of good people like you.
Keep Fightin’ every day like Sam and the thousands of kids facing cancer today.
Sam, Annamarie, Elizabeth, Caroline and Katherine
Watch Sam’s Memorial Video: